Australia is leading the West into a new era of Chinese ascendancy, according to author and China-expert Martin Jacques.‬

‪‘You are incredibly privileged because you are the pioneer Western country as we move into a completely new historical era in which China is dominant,’ he said.‬
‪ ‪As part of his only public appearance in Melbourne, Jacques introduced an audience of over 300 to the updated version of his best-selling book ‘When China Rules the World’ and acknowledged Australia’s place on the ‘cutting edge’ of relations with China.‬

‪He also warned that it is ‘no longer a Western economy’.‬

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